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Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Update: Arson ruled out in Yakima Apartment blaze

Fire investigators have ruled out arson as a possible cause for a fire that forced the evacuation of a downtown Yakima apartment building. The Yakima Fire Department investigation found that the Oct. 28 fire’s origin cannot be determined, the department shared Thursday in a news release. Officials said the fire apparently started on or near a bed in a third-floor apartment, but there was no evidence that the fire was deliberately set.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 10:38:21 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Person escapes RV fire in Sagle without injury

Selkirk Fire responded to a structure fire Wednesday, December 13th in Sagle. Upon arrival firefighters found a fully involved RV with two adjacent RV’s threatened. Selkirk firefighters were able to contain the fire to the primary RV. The occupant was able to escape without injury. The cause is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 8:55:03 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Voters Approve New $1.4 Million Fire Station in Glenmont (NY)

The new fire station would have 4,608 square-feet of space, with enough room for two fire trucks. It would not normally be staffed and primarily used during emergency calls.  

The typical Elsmere Fire District tax bill is roughly $190 a year for a resident whose home is valued at $200,000 by the town of Bethlehem.

Although the Elsmere Fire District is borrowing $1.3 million to pay for the cost of what's being called its south station, John Brennan, chairman of the Elsmere Fire District, told the Spotlight newspaper that the bond issue would not raise fire district tax bills.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Allen's Central (TX) Fire Station to be Remodeled, Expanded

The $6.6 million capital improvement project was one of three approved by voters in May 2016. Nine-hundred and fifty thousand dollars was authorized by the council last year for the design improvements of the station.  

Located off Century Parkway near City Hall, Central Fire Station was constructed in 2001. Hawley said the building is experiencing some issues with the roof and windows, as well as some leakage into its walls. Some masonry needs to replaced as well.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Cobb (GA) to Buy Property for New Fire Station

However, within 120 days after the contract is signed, county officials may terminate the contract if they determine the property is not suitable for the fire station.
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